Brioche Burger Buns
Makes 12-16 buns depending on size
Gilchesters Unbleached White Flour
Combine yeast, sugar, warm water and milk in a bowl and stir. Leave it for 5-10 minutes until the mixture is frothy.
Tip the flour and salt into a large bowl and add the softened butter. Rub together until the mixture resembles fine bread crumbs. Make a well in the middle and add the warm yeast mixture and eggs. mix into a sticky dough with your hands then tip out onto a floured work surface. Knead for 10 minutes or until you get a nice soft bouncy dough. Place in an oiled bowl, cover with cling film and stand for 1 hour in a warm place or until dough ha doubled in size.
Turn out the dough on a floured surface and knead for 5 minutes until the dough is smooth and elastic. Divide the dough into 12-16 equal portions and knead into balls. Place the doughballs onto a greased baking tray, cover loosely with oiled cling film and let them rise again for about 1 hour or until doubled in size in a warm place. Pre-heat the oven to 200C and place a shallow baking tray at the bottom of the oven.
Take off the cling film and brush the buns with egg and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Pour a cup of water into he baking tray to create steam. Bake for 20 mins or until golden and baked through. Leave to cool on a rack.